From the moment we wake up our days are filled with stress. Off to the races from start to finish, work, school, family, dinner, projects, sleep and do it all over again. Many of us are under financial stress due to the state of the current economy and many of us travel and get jet lag or work late-shifts that put our body clock out of whack. Lattes and energy drinks keep us going all day, but what helps you unwind?
Relax and Fall Asleep Naturally
iChill Natural Liquid Sleep Aid was developed to help people unwind at the end of a long, intense day. The refreshingly natural blend of Melatonin, Valerian root, Rose Hips and B Vitamins has no calories, no sugar and no carbs. Their unique combination helps you to feel more tranquil and promotes relaxation and deep restorative sleep. The 2 ounce shot is easy to take and usually starts working to relax you shortly after consuming it. On average, people tend fall asleep within 30 to 40 minutes after drinking an iChill.*
Wake Up Feeling Refreshed
iChill’s proprietary formula makes you feel refreshed and recharged when you wake. You relax, sleep well and wake up with no grogginess or hung-over feeling associated with other sleep aids. No calories, carbs or sugar to slow you down. Wake up with a renewed vigor to exercise and take on the stresses the day presents with a fresh outlook.
iChill’s Active Ingredients
iChill is a propietary blend of:
- Melatonin: regulates your circadian rhythms (24 hour cycle).
- Valerian Root: a natural sedative that aids relaxation and sleep
- Rose Hips: Packed with vitamin C
- B Vitamins: important in cell metabolism, improved mood and stress relief
Young and middle-aged adults usually produce about 5 to 25 micrograms of melatonin per night. This level declines as a person ages and this is reported to be the reason why older persons have difficulty sleeping. Melatonin helps a regulates your body’s internal Sleep-wake cycle while helping the body reach a deep REM sleep. Melatonin is a multi-functional hormone that is produced naturally by the human body.
Valerian root (valeriana officinalis) is derived from a plant native to Europe and Asia. The root of this plant has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for various ailments including sleep problems. It is believed that valerian root has an impact on the availability of the neurotransmitter GABA in the brain, which also aids in the support of relaxation. Valerian root has mild sedative and tranquilizing properties. It promotes feelings of calmness and reduces nervous tension and stress. Valerian root improves overall sleep quality and improve well-being by decreasing nervousness and anxiety Valerian root decreases sleep latency (the length of time it takes to get to sleep) and the number of nighttime awakenings. It does not cause side effects that are common with sedative drugs, including addiction and morning “hangovers” On the whole, research suggests that valerian root has mild sedative and tranquilizing properties. It promotes feelings of calmness and reduces nervous tension and stress.
Benefits of Valerian Root
- Valerian root decreases sleep latency (the length of time it takes to get to sleep) and the number of nighttime awakenings
- Valerian root improves overall sleep quality
- Valerian root may improve well-being by decreasing nervousness and anxiety
- Valerian root does not cause side effects that are common with sedative drugs, including addiction and morning “hangovers”
All B vitamins help the body to convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is “burned” to produce energy. These B vitamins, often referred to as B complex vitamins, also help the body metabolize fats and protein. B complex vitamins are necessary for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. They also help the nervous system function properly. It is sometimes referred to as the “anti-stress” vitamin because of its effect on the adrenal glands. It is essential for normal brain development and function, and helps the body make the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine (which influence mood) and melatonin (which helps regulate the body clock).